Hi Everybody! Kate here. Welcome to my staff picks. I got my start in the bead biz many years ago when I began my career at The Bead Shop brick & mortar store in Palo Alto, CA. After leaving the shop in 2002, I worked in various facets of the bead and jewelry business and now am really happy to be back where it all started. The very first bead I purchased so long ago was an African Trade Carnelian Cube Bead from The Bead Shop and I have been hooked on Tribal beads ever since. I also love glass beads, unique semi-precious beads and really unique clasps… products we have in abundance at beadshop.com.
When I am not juggling my many duties at beadshop.com, you can find me working in my studio in South San Francisco, CA planning my studio classes, writing articles for industry mags and websites and working with beads and metal as often as I can. Visiting the Bay Area? Check out my website for my studio class schedule. I have authored two best-selling books on metalsmithing. Find them here on my Amazon author page.